Prepare to Change Lives at UIC Law

At UIC Law, our mission is to make a difference in the lives of our students and our community. As part of the University of Illinois Chicago—Chicago’s largest university and its only public Carnegie Research 1 institution—you have more resources and opportunities than ever before to impact your community. From our nationally recognized faculty and programs to the impact of our Community Legal Clinics, we offer you more than just an education. At UIC Law, we prepare you with the knowledge, skills, experience, and values to change lives.

  • 2021 Best Law Schools for Intellectual Property Law (preLaw magazine)

  • 2021 Best Law Schools for Practical Training (preLaw magazine)

  • 2021 Most Diverse Law Schools in the Nation (preLaw magazine)

JD Students at the Corner of State and Jackson

Enhance Your Marketability.

Whether you want to join a firm or strike out on your own as a sole practitioner, our joint JD/LLM degree programs offer the specialized training and enhanced marketability employers look for in today's most sought-after practice areas. Building on our practical skills-based JD program, including nationally recognized programs in Legal Writing, Trial Advocacy, and Intellectual Property Law, UIC Law offers JD candidates the opportunity to gain a master's distinction while saving time and money.

Heighten Your Knowledge. Expand Your Impact.

With three Master of Laws (LLM) programs to choose from, licensed attorneys have a number of options to earn a distinct advantage in today's competitive market. Master a new area of law. Enhance your marketability. Earn a promotion and improve your earnings. An LLM in your opportunity to get ahead and stay ahead.
  • 2020-2021 ISBA LEAC Excellence in Legal Education Award: Fair Housing Clinic

  • 2018 Illinois Department of Human Rights Human Rights Day Award: Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic

  • 2017 ISBA Human Rights Section Gertz Award: International Human Rights Clinic

  • 2016 ISBA Excellence in Legal Education Award: Family Law & Domestic Violence Clinic

  • 2016 2016 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Excellence in Public Service Award: Veterans Legal Clinic

Professor Acevedo with Students

A Community of Support

From course information and legal writing support to preparing for the bar exam or your first job out of law school, we're here to help every step of the way. Looking for leadership and professional development opportunities or just need a little personal support? Our Office of Student Life & Leadership is your go-to resource. And with an engaged Student Bar Association and more than 40 active student organizations to choose from, you'll find your home among our diverse campus community.

Diversity Recognition

  • 2021 Greatest Resources for Minority Students - #10 (Princeton Review)

  • 2020 Best Law Schools for African-American Students (preLaw magazine)

  • 2020 Best Law Schools for Asian Students (preLaw magazine)

  • 2020 Best Law Schools for Hispanic Students (preLaw magazine)

  • 2016 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Inductee

Campus Spotlight

Interim Dean Julie M. Spanbauer

“I am honored to serve Chicago and to carry this law school’s history of opportunity, inclusion, innovation, and excellence forward into the future.”

Learn More about Interim Dean Spanbauer

Faculty Points of Pride

  • 50% of our full-time faculty hold law degrees from Top 20 law schools.

  • 44% of our full-time faculty are women.

  • 40% of our full-time faculty are professors of color.